According to recently released academic rankings of world universities, the University of Manchester has risen in the international rankings to 38th in the world for 2014, a rise of three places globally, setting the University as seventh in Europe and fifth in the UK.
The rankings were compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University based upon the number of research papers published in leading journals, as well as the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel prizes and other academic achievements.
The University’s success has been largely associated with highly credited publications in nature and science, although Professor Luke Georghiou, Vice President of Research and Innovation has said that “credit belongs to all of those colleagues whose excellent research underpins our position.
“It is the University’s goal to be a world-leading institution. While all ranking systems have their faults, it is nonetheless pleasing to see our progress marked by this increase”.
However the Shanghai rankings are not connected to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings set to be published on October 1st and which at current for the 2013-2014 academic period ranks the University at 58th globally and 8th in the UK.